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Case 5:11-cv-00032-RS-CJK Document 201 Filed 07/17/12 Page 1 of 15

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
In Re SLEP-TONE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.
consolidated cases,
CASE NO. 5:11-cv-32/RS-CJK
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JUDGMENT
Procedural History
If the number of defendants in this action is any indication, karaoke is popular in
the various watering holes of the Northern District and throughout Florida. Plaintiff
brought five trademark infringement cases against dozens of defendants representing a
who’s who of Florida’s nightlife. The names read like Facebook updates from spring
break: Tequila Mexico, Mugs N Jugs, Malibu Lounge. Those cases were consolidated
into this action. (Doc. 66). I transferred numerous defendants to the appropriate judicial
district. (e.g. Doc. 71).
After months of settlement conferences, many of the defendants chose the door
rather than face the music. Now that it’s “last call,” only three defendants remain:
Donovan’s Reef Lounge & Package Store, Inc. (“Donovan’s”), Green Glass Mall Inc.
(“Green Glass”), and Robert L. Paynter, Sr. A nonjury trial was conducted before the
Court July 2 and 3, 2012, on Plaintiff’s three count complaint for trademark infringement,
unfair competition, and Florida deceptive and unfair trade practices. The parties were